Mac NetBoot stuck on flashling globe

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dogger20011, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. dogger20011 macrumors newbie

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    My school gives out MacBook Airs to students to use for the year, and I always like to "tinker" with mine and see what I can and can't get around. Well this year, I made my account a Admin account and played around with things, and accidentally set the boot disk to a network drive at school. Now when I try to boo the machine, it blinks with a globe, that even after hours, never ends. Also, theres a firmware password on it, so I can't hold down the option key to select the boot drive. What can I do? Thanks!
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Make a Netboot server with a Netboot image that is compatible with that machine and has an admin account on it so that you can set it back.
     
  3. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Take it back to school and have their computer admin set the startup disk back as it should be.
     
  4. dogger20011 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Would I be able to do this on a window machine? I don't have any other Mac's around. But thanks for your reply!
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    Yes, but it involves lots of work. Best to let the college computer techs correct the problem.
     
  6. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

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    Unfortunately the school will more than likely take the computer away from you as you probably broke a rule they may have for doing what you have done. In your own words you like to "tinker" with property that isn't yours. I agree with others, take it back and hope they can fix it and give it back to you. Best of luck.
     

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